Administration, Cabinet & Advisors

RICHARD PERLE, Political Advisor

  • “France is no longer an ally of the United States and the NATO alliance must develop a strategy to contain our erstwhile ally or we will not be talking about a NATO alliance”

CONDOLEEZA RICE, Secretary of State

  • “American power was considered (by France) to be more dangerous than Saddam Hussein, to put it bluntly,”, “This is something we simply do not understand.”, “could not understand why liberating Iraq could not be considered to be a just cause… The way this issue was presented (by Paris) caused lots of dismay,”

DONALD RUMSFELD, Defense Secretary

  • “Germany has been a problem, and France has been a problem,”
  • “But you look at vast numbers of other countries in Europe. They’re not with France and Germany on this, they’re with the United States.” Germany and France represent “old Europe,”

PAUL WOLFOWITZ, Deputy Secretary of Defense

  • “France Should Pay For Opposing Iraq War”
  • “The French have behaved in ways … that have been very damaging to NATO. I think France is going to pay some consequences, not just with us but with our countries who view it that way,”

JED BABBIN, Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense

  • “Going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. You just leave a lot of useless, noisy baggage behind.”
  • ” Though what’s left of Saddam’s government may surrender at any time, there’s no assurance that the remaining Republican Guard divisions will perform the French Salute.”
  • “, France’s Maginot Line on the web”

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